Porcine Unidragon | Clown Shoes

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4.07/5
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482 Ratings
Porcine UnidragonPorcine Unidragon
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Clown Shoes
Massachusetts, United States
clownshoesbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is Blaecorn Unidragon made with Beechwood Smoked malt, which adds a natural meaty note (there is no actual meat in the brew). Aged 100% bourbon barrels. Little piggies run, squeal to the heavens: Clown Shoes wishes you luck.

Added by MasterSki on 10-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,994
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
482
pDev:
9.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival snifter. Pours out a nice, solid black with at least 1 1/2 inches of mocha head. Very impressive for the ABV. Nice little islands of lace stick around for most of the beer.

Bourbon, chocolate, smoked malts and a bit of vanilla and anise make up the smell.

Sticky smoked chocolate bourbon punch me in the taste buds. The heat smooths out to show a bit of burnt cocoa and anise. Dry wood and a lingering bourbon finish this off. It is smooth, but certainly a bit hot.

I'd love to age both this and the Blaecorn Unidragon and see what happens. At this point (fresh), I enjoy Blaecorn more, but we'll see.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with a rich, dark brown head. Heavy duty oak aromas with a little bit of whiskey heat hanging behind full bodied roast, chocolate, and tobacco. Flavors are heavy roast, tobacco, chocolate, whiskey, oak. The flavor profile of this beer doesn't marry all that well, it seems everything is competing for attention.

Could probably benefit from a year in the cellar.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Stole this bottle from Beerdrifter when he was mashed and looking the other way. Cheers man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Blaecorn Unidragon, beechwood smoked and then aged on bourbon barrels

APPEARANCE: A black pour, slightly transparent, yields a 1+ finger, medium looking, light tan head with very good retention. Black bdy with slightly higher levels of carbonation evident. A swirly wisp and ring remain leaving touches of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Definite smoked malts with light meaty tones. Roasted malts, nice dark chocolate in there, with bourbon barrel as well. Vanilla and sweet cream from the barrels balances nicely with the smoky, roasted base. Bold and well balanced.

TASTE: Some roasted and smoked malts up front with bourbon, oak, sweet cream and some smoked meat notes at the swallow. Big alcohol presence with a bold and lingering finish that's smoky, roasted with a touch of bitter chocolate and a solid dose of bourbon barrel as well. A little too hot for top marks, but it's enjoyable and complex for sure.

PALATE: Lighter body and higher levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, luckily, goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky. Lots of heat after the swallow. Too light and carbonated for the style, but not rough or airy.

OVERALL: This was pretty nice. The feel was sub-par and the alcohol a little too present, but this brew showed lots of flavor and an impressive degree of complexity. Not one I'd need to search out again, but one I'd happily drink again if it was offered. I'm glad Drifter happened to be cleaning up the beer I'd spilt while I stole this out of his bag. Cheers!

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S- big chocolate amd coffee aromas, faint bourbon and some vanilla.

T- bitter chocolate, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and some bitter roast at the finish.

M- full body and medium carbonation. Slight heat, slick and lighter feel.

O- good RIS, not a big barrel influence but its there. Nice coffee, chocolate and some vanilla notes in this beer is a plus.

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Porcine Unidragon from Clown Shoes
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 482 ratings